The recent full moon of 27 November, the 11th of the year, has traditional nicknames that differ depending on the source, but the one that seems appropriate this year is "Frost Moon". According to The Old Farmer's Almanac this name comes from the Cree and Assiniboine cultures. In the popular press it has been more commonly hyped as the "Beaver Moon", which is the prevailing nickname.
Full moons with snow on the ground present interesting photographic opportunities.
|Olympus E-M1iii + Leica 9mm f/1.7, live composite mode, 1 hour.|
When I retrieved the camera after this exposure the lens was frosting over and the battery was dead. The outside temperature was 5° F, dropping toward an eventual low of -12° F the next morning. Frosty indeed.
|The Frost Moon. AT80EDT telescope.|
|The Beaver Moon setting over Bristol Head|
The setting-moon pictures were taken on the morning of the 28th. The temperature was -11° F at the time. It kept dropping.